NO GRIT, NO PEARLS

The Food and Beverage Tech VC

OYSTER BAY VENTURE CAPITAL

Our unique Portfolio

We are more than proud of our teams making a real difference in the world by daring to challenge the status quo.

We share the same passion for changing the world and building sustainable companies that deliver both a positive impact and long-lasting results.

We believe that our portfolio speaks for itself and is representative of what we look to invest in.

They prove that sound financial performance and social and environmental good can go hand in hand.

We are more than proud of our teams making a real difference in the world by daring to challenge the status quo.

We share the same passion for changing the world and building sustainable companies that deliver both a positive impact and long-lasting results.

We believe that our portfolio speaks for itself and is representative of what we look to invest in.

They prove that sound financial performance and social and environmental good can go hand in hand.

Oatly!

Milk alternative made from oats – sustainable, gluten-free and 100% plant-based.

Air Up

The world’s first drinking bottle flavouring pure water just by scent.

True Gum

Chewing Gum, 100% natural, plastic-free, biodegradable, vegan.

Stenon

Stenon

Cost-Efficient, laboratory independent real-time soil analysis.

Agrando

Agrando is the leading independent solution provider for digital agricultural trade.

Purefood

All organic products, each sale provides one meal to school kids in Burundi (Africa).

INSIGHTS

How we can help

Networkers, Sales Pirates, Marketing Navigator, E-Commerce Captains, Talent Fishers, Exit Strategists

Frequently Asked Questions

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Where and at what stage do you invest?

We invest in Pre-Seed, Seed and Series-A companies mainly in Europe.

Do you have an industry or sector focus?

We invest across the food value chain, from ag-tech and food-tech products & services to innovative and better-for-you food & beverage companies.

How much money do you invest?

We invest up to € 2 Mio in the first round with reserves for follow-on investments. We can typically allocate up to €5 – 7 Mio per portfolio company by bringing in key co-investing partners.

When is the right time to approach you about investing?

It is never too early to get in touch. We can decide together when it is the right timing for investment from our side.

What are your investment criteria?

The team is the centre of our attention. We are looking for founders who are ambitious, resourceful and resilient. Second is the product/service that has to positively impact society either through consumers’ health and/or environment. The third criteria are the total addressable market and product-market fit as we want to ensure that we build a large and successful company.

What is your investment process, and how long does it take?

We make sure the process is as fast and transparent as possible, as we know that every second spent on fundraising is a distraction from improving and building your product/service. The initial meeting and product samplings are the first touchpoints and important gateways after which we make most decisions. As a second step, we want you to meet everyone in our team and access all of your data to have a constructive and diverse discussion internally.

How are you different from other VCs, and how do you support companies?

We have first-hand operational and entrepreneurial experiences in the food & beverage sector and know what growing pains and challenges our founders face. We seek to be involved as much as we can and is required of us by our portfolio companies: we are as comfortable in getting involved on strategic matters at the board level as in operational items. Check our founder testimonials to see what real added value we provide, or reach out to our portfolio companies to hear about our input first hand.

WHO WE ARE

The people behind Oyster Bay

We are here to help our teams to fulfil their potential and reach their goals. With passion, dedication and experience, we can make a difference together.

Christoph Miller

FOUNDING MANAGING PARTNER

As an entrepreneur himself, he knows to build something from the ground up. With 25+ years of experience in the food and beverage sector, you can access enormous experiences and a global network.

Maximilian Priebe

PRINCIPAL

Relentless seeking out for companies that can deliver enormous financial results, by having a positive impact on the world.

Jean-Guillaume Marquaire

PRINCIPAL

His passion for consumer goods products and sustainability is helping portfolio companies and winning the next investment opportunity alike.

Heike Sommer

ASSISTANT

Heike Is making sure that everything is running smoothly and everyone can focus on the important matters.

GET IN TOUCH

Become a part of the Oyster Bay

Are you pursuing your dream and looking for a strategic partner and financial resources? Do you want to learn more about us? You would like to show us what you are doing? Then fill out the form, and we will be in touch.

Let’s talk about your business

TESTIMONIAL

This is what our brands say

The network from Oyster Bay is out of this world. They have played a key role in our successful Series-A round.

Jannis – Air Up

The best investor I could have hoped for. Always open for a sparring session and asking the right questions. Thanks.

Felix – Purefood

Without the experience brought to the table by Oyster Bay, we would not have dared to set up our own DACH sales organisation. But we did it, with great advise from Oyster Bay during the process. It was a critical business decision, but it turned out very well and we are very happy that we did it.

Jacob – True Gum

NO GRIT, NO PEARLS

A natural pearl begins its life inside an oyster’s shell when a grain of sand slips in between one of the two shells of an oyster.

As “pearl farmers”, here at Oyster Bay we strive to provide innovative, authentic, emerging brands with all the support they need to become iridescent gems disrupting the food & beverage consumer packaged goods space.